Matt Canada, Dave Aranda address the media
With Saturday’s scrimmage, fall camp has officially concluded and LSU will now begin their prep for the BYU Cougars and their season opener in Houston.
Ed Orgeron, for the first time this summer, opened up practice to the media today. After practice ended, offensive and defensive coordinator’s Matt Canada and Dave Aranda discussed their respective game plans and which players have caught their eye during fall camp. Freshman nose-tackle Tyler Shelvin suited up for the first time after being partially cleared by the NCAA this last week.
Matt Canada noted that senior QB Danny Etling has had “more velocity” on his throws since his minor back surgery he had in April. Canada also raved about freshman Myles Brennan, saying he thought he made a “tremendous jump Saturday (scrimmage) with his play.”
Dave Aranda seemed optimistic about his talented, but young defense. Aranda recognizes that depth is a topic of concern, however, says that “leaders have emerged in summer.” Aranda enjoys how some players have taken it upon themselves to learn and study his defense.
Aranda says Arden Key has been doing “non-contact” stuff, however, his presence and leadership around the facility has been important to the team during camp.